Volume 23, Number 10: October 2022
IAHPC’s comprehensive assessment and management course for symptoms other than pain is taught by: Dr. Eduardo Bruera, Dr. David Hui, Dr. Aimee Christie, Dr. Donna Zhukovsky, and Dr. Chitra Venkateswaran. Photos used with permission.

IAHPC Course on Symptoms Other Than Pain: Delirium & GI modules are next

By the time this issue of the newsletter goes to press, the third module of the IAHPC Comprehensive Symptom Assessment and Management Course will be imminent. On October 11, members can listen live to the module on delirium, as well as access recordings of the first two modules: an introduction to symptom assessment, and fatigue.

This course, which focuses on symptoms other than pain, continues with one module per week:

IAHPC members from any discipline are welcome to take the course; it is designed to be particularly beneficial for pharmacists, physicians, psychologists, social workers, and nurses. All modules, which last about one hour each, begin at 7 a.m. Central Standard Time; all are being recorded.

The course is free to members, who can simply register to participate. Not a member? Join IAHPC for access to this course as well as courses on how to assess and manage pain, advocacy, and many other benefits (click on What We Do).

IAHPC Achieves Platinum Rating

The International Association of Hospice and Palliative Care has earned a Platinum Seal of Transparency, a rating that reflects a high level of public access to information regarding the organization, by Candid (formerly GuideStar).

A Platinum rating is awarded to those that provide basic information about their organization, are transparent about finances, announce goals and strategies publicly, and openly share quantitative measures of both progress and results.

See details that support IAHPC’s rating (signing up, for free, is required).

IAHPC Scholars Named to Latin American Congress

The IAHPC is pleased to announce the winners of scholarships to the X Congress of the Latin American Association for Palliative Care, taking place November 8-12 in San José, Costa Rica:

Due to limited funding, the IAHPC could not afford to grant scholarships to all of the individuals who applied to attend the congress. If you would like to support the participation of Latin American palliative care workers to this event, please consider donating to the IAHPC Scholars program.

Recipients of McGill Congress Online Access

The IAHPC is grateful to McGill University for sponsoring 10 IAHPC members as participants for the online portion of the McGill International Palliative Care Congress, being held October 18-21 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The recipients have been selected.

Of special note: The McGill International Palliative Care Congress online access rate has been slashed to $200 for anyone from a low- or middle-income country as defined in this list. To register, select "Developing Country" in the “Registration Type” dropdown menu.

Date to note

October 31 is the deadline to share your views on assisted dying practices for an IAHPC member survey. A reminder to access the survey was sent to members on October 7. Responses will be used in research for an upcoming special issue of the IAHPC Newsletter and may also be used for an article in a peer-reviewed journal.


Special Issue: Palliative Care in the Eastern Mediterranean

In August, the Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal published a special issue on palliative care. The journal, a product of the World Health Organization’s Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office, is part of the larger activities of the WHO’s Palliative Care Regional Expert Network. The office was established in 2019 with the mandate of creating a roadmap for the development of palliative care in the Eastern Mediterranean region.

The launch of the print version of this special issue coincides with the annual regional committee meeting in October in Cairo. A side event on “Strengthening Palliative Care in the Eastern Mediterranean” includes a 3 1/2-minute animated film to increase awareness and reduce misconceptions about palliative care.

Virtual Research Library Helps Lower-Income Countries

The Virtual Research Library is an electronic collection of research-related resources to build research capacity in Nepal as well as other lower-income countries. It provides open-access resources and tools that support clinical research, with a particular focus on mobile health and noncommunicable diseases. The library is a collaboration between the Nepalese Association of Palliative Care, University of Virginia School of Nursing, and Center for Global Health.

E-course on Care in Humanitarian Settings

Children's Palliative Care in Humanitarian Settings is a new e-learning course created jointly by the International Children’s Palliative Care Network and PallCHASE, available here by setting up a free account. The four-module course provides an overview of palliative care practices in settings such as conflict and war, natural disasters, crises, and emergencies.

Hosts Sought for Screenings of Conquering Cancer

Australia’s Moonshine Agency is seeking organizations in Egypt, Tanzania, Libya, and Morocco that may be interested in hosting screenings of its recently released film about the elimination of cervical cancer, Conquering Cancer. A small grants program is available to help to cover the costs of running events in Africa to raise awareness and advocate for greater commitment to the World Health Organization targets. Interested? Contact [email protected]

What’s New in the Calendar


Moving Children's Palliative Care Forward in Europe. Webinar. October 14, 2022.


17th World Congress on Public Health (WCPH). In person. May 2-6, 2023, Rome.


15th Asia Pacific Hospice Palliative Care Conference. In person. October 4-7, 2023, Incheon.


EAPC 2023 18th World Congress: “Equity & Diversity.” In person. June 15-17, 2023, Rotterdam.


In Conversation with Dr. Rosalie Shaw. Webinar. October 11, 2022.

Findings on the Usage of Complementary Medications in Paediatric Palliative Care in Hong Kong. Webinar. October 25, 2022.

Postgraduate Course in Palliative Medicine for Doctors (LCPC-SHC). In person. November 23-25, 2022, Singapore.

South Africa

2023 South African Palliative Care Conference: “Palliative Care Is Everyone’s Business.” In person. April 26-29, 2023, Cape Town.


Therapeutic Approach to Pain in Patients with Chronic Disease (in Spanish). Online course. October 17-December 4, 2022.

Approach and Control of Symptoms in Palliative Care (in Spanish). Online course. October 17-December 4, 2022.

Care for the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Patient (in Spanish). Online course. October 31-December 23, 2022.


Key Findings and Opportunities from CAPC’s National Scan on Improving Care for Black Patients. CAPC free online briefing. October 27, 2022.

Palliative Care State of the Field. CAPC free online briefing. December 1, 2022.

Program Financing Strategies and Guidance for Pediatric Palliative Care Teams. CAPC free online webinar. November 14, 2022.

Access all items in the IAHPC Calendar of Events.

Check the Calendar

Find a workshop, seminar, congress, or conference to interest you in the IAHPC Calendar of Events, updated monthly, that lists activities of special interest to those who work in palliative care. Or submit an event for consideration; it’s free!

Promote Your Courses

Promote your education and training events in the IAHPC Global Directory of Education in Palliative Care. It’s quick and easy — just submit your content online.

Do you have any questions regarding the IAHPC Calendar of Events and IAHPC Directories?

Contact Ms. Julia Libreros

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